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Frederick County – Route 277 (Fairfax Pike)

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Project at a Glance

Cost
$36 million total estimated cost

Lengths and Limits
0.6410-mile long From 0.091-mile west of Stickley Drive To 0.060-mile east of Double Church Road

Locality
Frederick

District
Staunton

Contact
Chris Colson, P.E.
540-332-7746

Project Details

The purpose of this project is to widen Route 277 (Fairfax Pike) to provide additional traffic capacity, overall operational safety, and to improve the connectivity of the regional roadway system.  The proposed project is between the northbound ramps of Interstate 81 to Double Church Road.

The proposed Route 277 roadway section will provide four thru-lanes with a center median (combination of raised and striped), sidewalk is proposed on the north side and a shared use path is planned for the south side. 

Aylor Road will be relocated to the east to align with the current Stickley Road intersection; the traffic signal at the Town Run Lane will be removed.  VDOT Lane will be relocated to the west to align with the existing Food Lion shopping center entrance.

The current average daily traffic is 14,566 vehicles per day and this is anticipated to increase to 23,428 vehicles per day by the design year of 2038.

The estimate for the project is $36 million with $4.8 million for preliminary engineering $14.3 million for right-of-way and utilities, and $17.0 million for construction. 

This cost is subject to change. The six-year program will be updated later in 2014 to comply with the new prioritization process, which was signed into law under House Bill 2 in spring 2014.  Under the process, projects will be objectively selected based on regional needs. This process may change funding for this project.

Right of way acquisition and construction is dependent on funding.

Project Dates

The following schedule has been proposed:

Consideration for Design Approval – Fall 2014
Begin Acquisition of Right of Way – 2016*
Construction – 2018*

* Dependent on funding.

The current project has funding of $19.1 million.  The six-year program will be updated later this year to comply with the new prioritization process, which was signed into law under House Bill 2 in spring 2014.  Under the process, projects will be objectively selected based on regional needs. This process may change funding for this project.

Media and Public Events

Design Public Hearing
Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 4-7 p.m.
Robert E. Aylor Middle School School
901 Aylor Road
Stephens City, VA 22655

Citizen Information Meeting
Thursday, May 23, 2013, 4-7 p.m.
Robert E. Aylor Middle School School
901 Aylor Road
Stephens City, VA 22655

 

Benefits of Project

The project will provide additional traffic capacity, overall operational safety, and improve the connectivity of the regional roadway system

During Construction

Two-way traffic will be maintained during construction.  Motorists should be alert for intermittent lane closures and flagging operations.

Traffic Alerts

Traffic alerts can also be found on the VDOT website under Travel Center, Travel advisories and lane closures. Click on the area of the state you are interested in, and view current travel advisories and lane closures. Click here to go to the Staunton District Travel Center page:  Staunton District

 

Real-time traffic information is available on the VDOT 511Virginia.org website and also by calling 511 on your landline or wireless phone.  Click here to go to 511:  Virginia 511 Web

Project Numbers

State  0277-034-103,P101, R201, C501
Federal  STP-034-8(032)
UPC  18003

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